I was lucky enough to be able to review "The Big-Ass Book of Home Decor" by Mark Montano. The decorating projects are modern, always budget conscious, and I think easy enough for most of us to do. I also liked that he has a list at the end of decorating project "basics" that he always keeps around the house to have on hand as needed. Here are a few of my favorites.
A wall finish done with a rolling pin
Each project has an instruction page.
Love the sketch look of this butterfly pillow
And a super cute birdcage pillow
The book also includes templates for the projects in the back so you can photocopy them and use them as stencils. You can buy it online at places like Amazon.